- Museum number
Cast silver medal. (whole)
Conjoined busts of Louis IV and Anne of Austria, right. He is laureate and wears the cross of the Order of the Holy Spirit. (obverse)
Apollo driving the chariot of the sun towards the morning star. A landscape with a river crossed by a bridge leading to a town beneath a castle is visible below. (reverse)
- Production date
- 1643 (cast)
Thickness: 1.40 - 3.80 millimetres
Diameter: 49.000 millimetres
Weight: 35.47 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
A fine, original cast.
Louis XIV succeeded to the throne on 14 May 1643 with Anne of Austria as Regent.
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France (BN, Paris), Sér. Roy. 508, cast gilt bronze, 51 mm (47.5 mm excluding rim).
(b) BN, Paris, Sér. Roy. 510, cast bronze, 51.5 mm (49 mm excluding rim).
1. CF. Menestrier Histoire du roy Louis le Grand p.4.
2. T.N. Méd. Fr. II pl. 7, no. 5.
3. Mazerolle II, no. 718.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 4 Jun-15 Nov, London, BM, Gallery 69a, Triumph and Disaster: Medals of the Sun King
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (113) (76)